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Men's Skincare: 5 Myths Debunked

Discover the truth about Men’s Skincare


Think of these as an airlines safety instructions for your skin.
Quick, efficient and essential.





Most men have a lot of catching up to do when it comes to understanding their skin and how to take care of it. We went straight to the expert: Celebrity Groomer, Kristan Serafino, and asked what myths about men’s skin care she wishes she could dispel once and for all. During a career spent working with top celebrities, athletes, and business executives she has truly “heard it all” when it comes to mistaken beliefs about men’s skin. She narrowed it down to five myths and we’re hoping you can help us spread the truth about men’s skin care!




MYTH

Men and women’s skin care products are the same


TRUTH

Quality male skin care products are formulated with specific ingredients to benefit male skin, which has very different needs than female skin. Aside from the obvious (men shave their facial hair and therefore deal with razor burn and irritation) male skin is generally 25% thicker than women’s skin, rougher in texture, and often has larger pores and higher sebum production.





MYTH

The skin on your face is the same as the skin on your body, arms and legs


TRUTH

Structurally speaking, the skin on your face is thinner than the skin on the rest of your body, making it more delicate and more sensitive. Your face is also exposed to UV rays more than the rest of your body as well as repeated muscle movements to make facial expressions. These differences, among many others, make it necessary to use a skin care product designed especially for facial skin versus an area of the body.





MYTH

A skin care routine needs to be complicated in order to be effective


TRUTH

The more products you use… the bigger cabinet you’ll need, that’s about it. Using a lot of products does not necessarily lead to better results. Efficiency is key in a skin care routine: use the best skin care products for your skin type and concerns. Cleansing followed by a hydrating moisturizer are the basics. Depending on your specific needs, you can consider introducing targeted products afterwards.





MYTH

Aging is controlled by genetics alone.


TRUTH

Incorrect! Genetics is one element that plays a role in aging. General lifestyle factors have an even greater impact on the way your skin will age. For example, the external aggressions your skin is exposed to on a daily basis may be harsher based on where you live: extra pollution, strong UV rays, extreme cold, dry office air, etc. Wellness is also a major factor, as stress, nutrition, smoking, and lack of proper sleep are all examples of lifestyle behaviors that can greatly affect your skin’s health and appearance.





MYTH

Once you see a skin concern, it’s probably too late to fix it


TRUTH

Not quite. It’s true that procrastination is not the right approach (especially when we’re talking about your skin). With that being said, the technology available in today’s skin care products does have the ability to visibly reform existing skin concerns. When you select the right product with a formula designed for your specific concerns then it’s not too late to see a correction.



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